Everyone Disney has about a zillion lovable characters, but have you ever noticed how sparkly their teeth (usually) are? We’ve picked out our Best Teeth: Disney Edition–and the cuts were very difficult.
Disney’s Aladdin was the most successful film of 1992, earning over $504 million worldwide. The star of the same name also boasts one of the best smiles around. When a street thief vies for the attention of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. Voiced by Scott Weinger, the thief with a heart of gold could’ve relied on his smile alone to make Princess Jasmine fall in love.
Simba (The Lion King)
Matthew Broderick played the voice of Adult Simba. Best known for his role as Ferris Bueller in 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Broderick was tapped for the role because his voice resembled “the kind of character who could be irresponsible and likeable, but you also felt that he could come back in a very heroic way.” Simba’s philosophy of “Hakuna Matata” definitely makes his smile sparkle.
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)￼
Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the young mermaid becomes dissatisfied with underwater life and dreams of becoming human. Disney reportedly spent more money and resources on production of this animated film than they had in decades. The persona of Ariel was also supposedly based upon Alyssa Milano, who was then starring on TV’s Who’s the Boss? at the time.
In another film based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, The Snow Queen, Disney added another classic to their catalog. The film features Kristen Bell as Anna, the younger sister of the Snow Queen, who ventures to find her sister and save the kingdom trapped in perpetual winter. The 2013 hit won the academy award for best animated feature, and Anna’s smile has melted the hearts of millions.
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